Your not-so-quiet night at the museum! Join the revelry every third Thursday of the month for live music, free programs, art activities and more…all just for adults!
March 15: Join us in celebration of Women’s History Month to highlight the contributions women have made, both across the world and right here in Kansas City!
Are you a performer, vendor, organization or just inspired and interested in making Third Thursdays amazing? Please contact us with your vision for getting involved.
Run the World (Girls)
Charlotte Fletcher and Soigne
We’re so glad to welcome back the beautiful voices of Charlotte Fletcher and Soigne. You’ll dance, you’ll sing along, you’ll get goosebumps – it’ll be a night of pure magic!
DJ Joe and Ice Kole
DJ Joe is more than a DJ, more than a Drummer, more than just your average party starter. Experience the fun for yourself!
96.5 The Buzz Prize Pack Giveaway
Some lucky Third Thursday visitor will win a prize package from 96.5 The Buzz that could include concert tickets, music downloads and swag.
To enter, fill out a Third Thursday MadLib card on the table across from the museum store. Add your name and number and we’ll text the winner at 8:30 pm (better respond quick before we move on to the next person!). Must be present to win.
Drop-in Art Activity: Coloring Page
Celebrating women in style, decorate your own coloring page designed by Michelle Dreher, owner of Two Tone Press.
Whether you have no skill, some skill, or a lot, join our drop-in figure drawing experience with models from UMKC’s Conservatory of Music and Dance. Limited supplies of easels, paper, and pencils; feel free to bring your own (no paints/charcoal/pastels allowed).
Gallery Girl Power Trivia
Did you know one of the museum’s namesakes is a woman, and women ran the museum during World War II? Stop by to see highlights from our archives exhibit “Generations: Early Women of the Nelson-Atkins” and answer trivia about our female founders and firsts. You’ll be entered in a chance to pick from among a selection of great art books!
Community Spotlight: UNA Women
UNA Women of GKC is a committee of the United Nations Association of Greater Kansas City. UNA Women has the mission to provide a voice, raise awareness and inspire change for women and girls, locally and globally. We believe that when we improve conditions for women and girls, we improve a whole community.
Community Spotlight: Women's Employment Network
The Women’s Employment Network helps women earn a brighter future for themselves, families and our community. Through structured and personalized signature programming and career services, WEN creates positive change in the lives of women who struggle with social, economic and educational barriers to employment. WEN’s efforts help women discover their own abilities, gain employment and build a better future for themselves, their families and their communities.
Community Spotlight: Bra Couture
Bra Couture KC raises funds for cancer patients in the greater Kansas City area who cannot pay for their cancer supplies such as cancer medication, transportation to treatment, prosthetics, wigs, surgical supplies and lymphedema garments. Serving men, women and children touched by all cancers, our primary event uniquely celebrates breast cancer survivors to raise funds for Kansas City area organizations who are aligned with our mission.
Lip Sync Battle of the Divas
Erika Baker, local creative extraordinaire, is back as we pay tribute to great women in music. Will we see Diana Ross or Dolly Parton? Beyonce or Cyndi Lauper? Stevie Nicks or Missy Elliott? You’ll have to be there to find out! Loudest cheers determine the winner so add your voice to the crowd for our 2018 Nelson-Atkins Third Thursday Lip Sync Champion!
Gallery Moment: Women Artists at the Nelson-Atkins
The Nelson-Atkins is joining The National Museum of Women in the Arts’ social media campaign #5WomenArtists. Check out the hashtag on social media and come down to Third Thursday to see who we highlight in our own collection.
Enjoy small plates, a full bar and an artful experience.